UPDATE: 26-year-old man arrested after firing a gunshot in public and injuring a security guard on Pattaya Beach Road

Pattaya –

A half-Thai half-Japanese man was arrested yesterday, (November 12th), after firing a gunshot in public on Thursday night (November 11th) on Pattaya Beach Road. A security guard nearby suffered injuries to his left hand from the incident.

First, as reference to the prior incident:

The Pattaya City Police were notified of the incident at 9:00 P.M. opposite Tipp Plaza.

Unknown man reportedly fires gunshot in public and accidentally injures security guard on Pattaya Beach Road near Tipp Plaza

Now, for the update:

 

The Pattaya City Police continued their investigation and identified the suspect as Mr. Buris Yoshimura, who is half- Thai and half-Japanese, 26. Police requested an arrest warrant from the Pattaya Provincial Court for Mr. Buris after successfully tracking him down following a review of CCTV footage on Beach Road in Pattaya following the shooting.

At about noon yesterday (November 12th) a team from the Pattaya City Police arrested Mr. Buris at a hotel room in Soi 12 on Pattaya Beach road. Seized from him was a handgun with several bullets and dried marijuana, according to Pattaya Police.

Mr. Buris reportedly told the police, “My girlfriend and I came to Pattaya on Monday for the music festival this weekend but we had mixed up the festival days by accident and came far too early. This put me into a bad mood as the hotel cost me a lot of money and my mood became progressively darker as the week went on.”

“I was recording a video while I was walking last night alone on Pattaya Beach and speaking about my thoughts. A woman on the beach who I recorded by accident screamed at me to stop recording her and insulted me, calling me bad words. I became angry and frustrated over this incident, I suffer from severe depression and her insults made this worse.” Buris reportedly stated to Pattaya police.

“I took out my firearm and pointed it in a direction where I didn’t think anyone was and fired. I didn’t mean to hurt anyone, I just wanted to show them I was upset and release my anger and frustration. I am very sorry I injured the security guard.” Buris stated.

Police said Mr. Buris is facing charges of attempted homicide, possession of an illegal fire arm and ammunition without a license or permit, carrying a gun in public without a permit, and opening fire with a deadly weapon in public without reason.

As of press time, Mr. Buris remained in police custody awaiting court proceedings.

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Goong is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for closing in on three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Pattaya, Chonburi and Phuket, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket except when commuting between the two.